Subject: Re: ilisp verse eli
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/11/29
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Sunil Mishra <>
| But what 
| really got to me was that eli did not respect the paradigms that other 
| lisp modes follow, such as M-p and M-n for previous and next command.

  Yes, C-c p and C-c n are massively annoying, but rebinding them to M-p
  and M-n is really quite simple.  You're _supposed_ to make your own
  bindings that fit your own needs in Emacs, so while not excessively
  sympathetic to your plight, I agree that the default should be more in
  line with other packages.

  I can't live without the multiple listeners and the background streams
  in eli, nor without any of the other support for multiprocessing in
  the same Lisp image.  Last I checked, ilisp couldn't deal with
  multiprocessing at all, possibly because CMUCL and CLISP don't have
  real multiprocessing so there is no need for it there.

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